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in Kirkwall on Thursday evenings.


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Blood and Iron

The Battle of Bad Kissingen, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Blood and Iron, 28mm A few years ago local wargamer Dave O’Brian developed Blood and Iron, a variant of Warhammer for the late 19th century in Europe. He uses them them to refight the battles of the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). Despite their dubious pedigree his rules work really

Battle of Görlitz, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Blood & Iron, 28mm Edinburgh wargamer Dave O’Brien kindly invited me to join him for a game using his 1866 figures – a scrap taken from the battle of Görlitz which saw a Prussian Division assaulting up a valley defended by an Austrian brigade. I took one Prussian wing, Dave Imrie the other.We started